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There was no question entering this season that Stony Brook would be a much-improved offensive team with freshman Jameel Warney manning the low post, and he has more than lived up to the hype with a team-leading 12.2 points and America East-leading field goal percentage of .624, not to mention 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
But it’s the Seawolves’ other freshman – backup point guard...Read more »
The world and the NCAA Selection Committee will little note nor long remember Stony Brook’s 83-39 victory over UMBC Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. The poor Retrievers (6-20, 4-9 America East) simply were outmanned by the Seawolves (20-6, 11-2).
But while the quality of opposition was low, the manner in which Stony Brook turned a nine-point deficit into a 44-point blowout spoke volumes...Read more »
As double-doubles go, Jameel Warney’s 12-point, 10-rebound effort in Stony Brook’s 65-48 demolition of Vermont Friday night at Pritchard Gymnasium sounds rather modest. But make no mistake – it was the freshman who delivered the knockout punch with eight points in a 20-5 Seawolves run to open the second half.
With Marcus Rouse knocking down three-pointers in the first half, Warney managed...Read more »
If there’s one thing that sticks in Steve Pikiell’s craw about Stony Brook’s loss earlier this season at Vermont, it’s the number 81 – as in the season-high number of points the Seawolves yielded. The Catamounts led by 18 points with 10 minutes left, and when SBU cut the deficit to four, Vermont managed to get to the rim for easy baskets down the stretch of its 81-73 win.
It hurt that Stony...Read more »
Now, it’s about holding serve for Stony Brook, defending the home hardwood. A rough stretch of 11 road games in the past 15 contests ended with a 60-55 upset loss Sunday afternoon at Hartford, a result that dropped the Seawolves into second place in the America East half a game behind Vermont.
Stony Brook leads the nation in true road wins with 10, but this was the one that got away thanks...Read more »
Without a doubt, defense and rebounding have been the trademark of Steve Pikiell’s Stony Brook basketball teams, but this season, Pikiell has his deepest and most diverse offense ever. In the Seawolves’ 79-69 victory over Maine on Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gym, 6-8 starting forward Eric McAlister, who is averaging 4.7 points, demonstrated his potential with a career-high 22 points.
Perhaps...Read more »
Freshman Jameel Warney only had eight points in Stony Brook’s 50-44 win over Manhattan Tuesday afternoon at Draddy Gym, but when the Seawolves absolutely had to have it, Warney’s inside presence led to consecutive layups for a 45-40 lead with 2:01 left to play.
That was the decisive sequence and undoubtedly is the sort of thing Seawolves fans are hoping to see when America East play begins...Read more »
Frustration is a fact of life for Stony Brook basketball coach Steve Pikiell. Twice in the past three seasons, he has been one win away from the NCAA tournament, and last season ended with a two-point loss at Seton Hall in a first-round NIT game.
File Friday night’s 60-59 loss to Seton Hall of the Big East under the same heading. It marked the third time this season, the Seawolves have challenged...Read more »
Tonight is a big night for several of the NYC Metro-area college basketball teams looking to validate their strong starts or just looking get back on track.
Stony Brook (8-3) @ Seton Hall (10-2) 7:00 p.m.: Stony Brook is beginning to really find its groove. With a solid frontcourt led by Jameel Warney, Tommy Brenton and Eric McAlister, the Seawolves have proven the can play with anyone, including...Read more »
After winning the America East Conference’s regular season title two of the last three seasons, much is expected of the Stony Brook men's basketball program.
After another year of strong recruiting, the Seawolves are poised to do it again.
Success brings expectations, though. And these days, the Seawolves are expected to finish at or near the top of the league every season. As strong...Read more »